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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Pentachlorophenol

Kontree Apartments Water System

Pentachlorophenol is a carcinogenic chemical used as a wood preservative. It harms developing fetuses, and causes immune suppression and hormone disruption.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND30ND
2014ND50ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.3 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.3 ppb for pentachlorophenol was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 1 ppb

The legal limit for pentachlorophenol, established in 1991, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-06-2524019ND
2012-06-2524019ND
2013-06-2626099ND
2013-08-0686986ND
2013-10-0390661ND
2014-01-2794266ND
2014-05-0597260ND
2014-07-0700023ND
2014-07-0700022ND
2014-11-0354559ND
2015-11-0267709ND
2016-09-06ND